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About Us

El'Event Weddings is a one-stop resource for unique, beautifully designed and expertly executed events. Based in Chicago, we have worked with clients in the area since 2019. We work with different vendors, and we pride ourselves on crafting exceptional weddings that make dreams come true.

We would love to be part of your Big Day and make it PERFECT, just the way you expect! 

Our mission is to make your Wedding planning stunning and affordable!

We want to make your wedding day worry-free. We will make sure all the details fall in place so can be fully immersed in the happiest moment of you life!

We are here to listen to your vision and ideas and to bring them to life. We'll make sure to support all your ideas and create the best package for you. From logistics and lighting to entertainment and hors d'oeuvres, we take care of every detail. Go ahead and enjoy - we’ve got it covered.

We have different packages depending on your needs! You won't be disappointed with our great service!

Meet the Team

We are very happy to connect with you and to serve you!

Katherine Santos

CE0 - Founder
Wedding Planner & Travel Agent

I've loved events since I was a teenager, planning them and helping them unfold exactly as envisioned. I earned my bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management in 2019 and became a Professional Event Planner. It was the perfect time to entrepreneur my own path, 

and that's when El'Event Weddings was founded.

Weddings have always filled me with joy and enthusiasm, so I decided to dedicate myself to this very special industry so I can make lovebirds' dreams come true. 

I have a lot of patience, love to listen, and enjoy brainstorming ideas with my clients. I always fall in love with each love story.

That's very important because it lets me get to know my couples more and make sure their Big Days go exactly as planned. I take each wedding very serious because I want it to be perfect. 

I have a beautiful daughter who is my motivation to

keep growing as a professional. 

I think God has a plan for each of us, and his times are perfect.

We never know when or how we will meet our soulmates like I found mine 3 years ago, and I married him in June 2022! 

On my free time, I love to spend time with my family and 

to go to the park to enjoy nature.

I would love to listen to your love story to be able to plan and coordinate your wedding day as dreamed!


Rhoda Gill

Lead Wedding Coordinator & Destination Wedding Specialist

I have always loved a good wedding and I enjoy the thrill of each event and working the fine details into reality to create a simply magical day!


Having lived in Central America for over 30 years, my experience includes Tourism Management, Guest Relations and Event & Destination Wedding Coordination. Through the years, I have a wealth of experience with groups of all sizes- from student groups to family reunions; from weddings to vow renewals and anniversaries- you name it, I have probably done it. I returned to the US in 2021 and when Kathy invited me to be a part of her team, it was a dream come true.


It is so important for me to work with and meet each couple to finalize the smallest of details to make their special day the most beautiful memory possible.

Your ideas are my inspiration and your wedding dreams are incredibly precious to me. At the end of the day, knowing that your event went above and beyond your initial plans is very rewarding for me.


In my free time I enjoy getting out with my family and exploring with a good hike or enjoying a meal with friends.


After many years of waiting and thanks for Kathy's inspiration, I found my dream and my answer to prayer. The last year has been simply beautiful and I am so grateful for the "broken road" that led me to my special person. Love is a beautiful thing and I can't wait to share a tiny part in your love story. I am honored to be on Kathy's amazing team and I look forward to meeting you!

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